System identification of Drosophila olfactory sensory neurons

  title={System identification of Drosophila olfactory sensory neurons},
  author={Anmo J. Kim and Aurel A. Lazar and Yevgeniy B. Slutskiy},
  journal={Journal of Computational Neuroscience},
The lack of a deeper understanding of how olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) encode odors has hindered the progress in understanding the olfactory signal processing in higher brain centers. Here we employ methods of system identification to investigate the encoding of time-varying odor stimuli and their representation for further processing in the spike domain by Drosophila OSNs. In order to apply system identification techniques, we built a novel low-turbulence odor delivery system that allowed… CONTINUE READING